Built-in Dash Cam?

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  1. Joe_Cool

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    Is it possible to access and record the video feed from the cameras built into the car, especially the one behind the rear view mirror? That would be so much better than installing another one and cluttering up the windshield.
     
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    Not a camera, light sensor type deal for automatic highbeams and what not. I had mine out to rewire it and it aint even the same as a camera as it looks. May do something with adaptive cruise control if equipped like the front mount sensor. I dont have that option but i still have the light sensor as my ford dealer calls it. Maybe it does the rain sensing also for the wipers. Take it out and put a go pro guts in it.
     
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    The sensor feeds the auto-dim controls for the mirrors in addition to the headlights. You can make the mirrors dim very quickly by covering it. I put one of those sliding covers for laptop cameras on it so I can force dimming when needed.
     
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    It also dims from the drivers side of the rear view mirror. Leave overhead light on for 5 mins and all dimming mirrors dim dark fast also
     
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    You may want to check into Lockpick by CoastalTech. I have one in my SHO to let me override the nav system lockouts, but it also allows for video inputs. It even allows playing a DVD while moving (not recommended but with younger children in the car, it can be helpful on long trips.)
     
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    I have one installed also. Down click lets you view live rear view camera and up click lets me watch my boobie tapes while driving.
     
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    You can also do this with Forscan.
     
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    I went with the Thinkware U1000. It sits pretty high and tight.
     
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    I thought the auto dimming for the rear view mirrors was only from the rear, as it would be lights from behind that you'd want to dim the mirrors for. I'm not meaning to sound argumentative here, just trying to learn. Covering the sensor would not make sense to me to cause the mirrors to dim either since that would prevent light from entering the sensor, but light is what's supposed to trigger mirror dimming. If it's pitch black out, you wouldn't want the mirrors to dim, and that's the scenario covering the sensor would mimic (pitch black out).

    -Rod
     
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    The front-facing sensor is feeds ambient light (how bright it is outside) info to the auto-dimming module, along with the info from the rear facing sensor reading the light coming through the back window, so it can figure out whether it should dim the mirrors or not. I put the cover over it because when I get an over-height monster truck with high beams behind me during the day (yes, it happens WAY more than I like), a quick slide of the cover changes the mirrors to maximum dim quickly. They don't ever go full black. The max dim is more like really dark sunglasses. It works better than you might think. I decided to try it after seeing a suggestion about putting tape over the forward facing sensor and recognizing that would do max dim all the time, which we don't want.
     

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